Taken in Richmond Park on 30th July 1997.
Michael Spencer Jones toured with the Verve and was their official photographer from 1992 onwards, creating some of their classic cover images. In this iconic photograph, Michael caught them off guard. He recalls
“The Verve had been recording Urban Hymns and it had been an intense time for them. We all went over to Richmond Park in London and they were waiting to have their picture taken by another photographer who was setting up all his lighting gear – I noticed that they had let their guard down and they looked totally relaxed so I thought ‘I’m having that’ and got in there with a fish eye lens and took their picture, and that was the one that ended up on the cover! They were completely absorbed with looking at the deer which were in the park and forgot the reason why they were there."
The cover artwork has never been previously available to buy.
Ltd Edition Signed Urban Hymns Fine Art Print
Signed by the photographer Michael Spencer Jones and including a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited to 195 prints worldwide. Available at a pre-launch price of £395 – Launch price from 29th September onwards – £495 – 50 left!